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GMC Statement: GMC responds to research recommendations on PLAB exams

17 April 2014

Commenting on the research, Niall Dickson, Chief Executive of the General Medical Council, said:

Press Release: GMC reaction to judgment in R (on the application of Bapio Action Limited) v RCGP and GMC

10 April 2014

Following Mr Justice Mitting’s judgment against Bapio Action Limited at the High Court this afternoon, Niall Dickson, Chief Executive of the General Medical Council, said:

Press Release: GMC welcomes ‘once in a generation’ plans for medical regulation

02 April 2014

The General Medical Council (GMC) has heralded today’s publication of a new Law Commission-sponsored Bill as a ‘once in a generation’ opportunity to future-proof medical regulation in the UK.

Web News: Essential maintenance to our web services Saturday 5 April

01 April 2014

Advanced notice that the Performance Assessor's Portal will be unavailable.

Press Release: Doctors in training urged to share their views on medical education

26 March 2014

The UK’s largest survey of doctors in training is now open. The General Medical Council’s National Training Survey, which provides an annual snapshot of medical education, will run until 8 May.

GMC Statement: GMC response to the Secretary of State's statement on halving avoidable harm in the NHS

26 March 2014

Welcoming the Secretary of State’s statement on halving avoidable harm in the NHS, Niall Dickson, Chief Executive of the General Medical Council said:

GMC Statement: GMC statement on Dr David Bruce Jackson

25 March 2014

Following the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) panel’s decision to grant Dr David Jackson’s request for erasure from the medical register, GMC Chief Executive Niall Dickson said:

GMC Statement: GMC comments on NHS Revalidation Support Team report

14 March 2014

The NHS Revalidation Support Team has today published The Early Benefits and Impact of Medical Revalidation.

Press Release: GMC welcomes support to check language skills of European doctors

25 February 2014

Plans for new language checks on European doctors have received strong support. Following a consultation by the General Medical Council (GMC), the new checks are expected to come into force this summer.

GMC Statement: Changes to Council

19 February 2014

The Chair of the General Medical Council, Professor Sir Peter Rubin, has decided to stand down at the end of 2014.